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A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 2

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Mens, Sports

With about a week’s worth of spring practices under WSU football’s belt, coaches have thrown on the lab coats to experiment with their first-team groups. This week, we take a peek at the two offensive position groups who have new faces coaching them: the wide receivers and offensive lineman. The...

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

A look at who will be leading Cougars in 2018: Part 1

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Spring football is in full swing at WSU and the fresh faces far outnumber the upperclassmen with playing experience. Last week the Cougars strapped on their helmets for the first organized practices of 2018. Since they last took the field, the roster has seen dramatic overturn with the departure of...

Cougars add a graduate transfer quarterback

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

East Carolina University graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will be joining the Cougars, adding experience to a position on the WSU team that is mired with young players. Minshew picked WSU over University of Alabama almost a month after rumors surfaced...

Player dismissed from football team

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

Defensive back Josh Talbott, who redshirted last season as a true freshman, has been dismissed from the football team due to an unspecified violation of team rules, Associate Director of Athletics Bill Stevens said via email. The Long Beach native was recruited to WSU by former outside linebackers...

WSU officially announces four new additions to coaching staff

WSU officially announces four new additions to coaching staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU Head Coach Mike Leach officially announced the addition of four assistant coaches to complete his staff for the upcoming season in a WSU news release. “We are excited to have our coaching staff finalized and in Pullman,” Leach said in the release. “The amount of interest in our program was...

WSU fills out 2018 coaching staff

WSU fills out 2018 coaching staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

After losing six assistant coaches during the offseason, WSU football filled its final remaining position by hiring Steve Spurrier Jr. as its outside receivers coach, according to The Seattle Times. Spurrier Jr. is the son of former Florida University and University of South Carolina University Head...

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

Four Cougars look to improve draft stock at scouting combine

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

With the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine set for next week in Indianapolis, Indiana, four WSU players will have the chance to show scouts and teams they are worthy of playing at the next level. Those four players include quarterback Luke Falk, offensive lineman Cole Madison, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa...

WSU strength and conditioning coach leaves for NFL

WSU strength and conditioning coach leaves for NFL

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

The NFL’s Chicago Bears have hired WSU’s head strength and conditioning coach, according to The Spokesman-Review, marking the fifth departure of an assistant football coach this offseason. Jason Loscalzo has been an assistant on the WSU staff for the past six seasons, since Head Coach Mike Leach...

WSU reloads with 2018 signing class after rough finish to season

WSU reloads with 2018 signing class after rough finish to season

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

After a few months of turmoil for the Cougar football program, Head Coach Mike Leach insists this incoming recruiting class is the best he’s had in Pullman. The class is highlighted by two four-star recruits: Rodrick Fisher, a big and lanky wide from Spokane, and Cammon Cooper, the highly-touted...

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

Claeys gets second chance to prove himself at WSU

TYLER SHUEY, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The recent hire of Tracy Claeys as WSU’s new defensive coordinator is controversial after the way things ended at University of Minnesota. Claeys was hired in mid-January after former defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left for a position at Ohio State University. In terms of relieving the damage...

WSU player receives award for court ordered community service

WSU player receives award for court ordered community service

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

WSU senior rush linebacker Logan Tago received the Center for Civic Engagement Fall 2017 Community Involvement award on Thursday after contributing 240 hours of community service to the Pullman community. Those 240 hours were a part of a plea deal Tago accepted on Jan. 27, 2017 for third degree assault,...

Mata’afa’s decision to skip senior season could cost him

Mata’afa’s decision to skip senior season could cost him

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Mens, Sports

The NFL is a league for the best of the best, a dream of many, but a reality for very few. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa recently announced via social media that he is going to forego his senior season at Washington State University and enter the NFL draft. “I’ve decided...

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